Submit a news tip



For more than a decade, millions of Pokémon™ fans around the world have enjoyed training their Pokémon within their video games. The March 14 release of the Pokémon™ HeartGold Version and Pokémon SoulSilver Version games lets players continue to enjoy the world of Pokémon away from their Nintendo DS™ or Nintendo DSi™ systems, taking their favorite Pokémon with them wherever they go with the new Pokéwalker™ accessory. This new accessory will come included with each copy of these games.

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Versions, players can wirelessly transfer any one of their Pokémon from one of the two games to the Pokéwalker and walk them through virtual routes as the player walks around in real life. By walking, players earn Watts, which are used within the Pokéwalker to encounter and catch wild Pokémon or search for hidden items, and can be transferred into Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Versions to unlock new routes. There are even special versions of certain Pokémon that can only be found within routes on the Pokéwalker, giving players added incentive to keep their Pokémon with them wherever they go. The Pokémon in the Pokéwalker will gain experience points as the player walks, and can even go up one level when they are transferred back into the game. Players also can wirelessly connect two Pokéwalkers to trade items.

Courtroom intrigue with everyone’s favorite Ace Attorney leads this week’s Nintendo Download. For the first time, players can use the Wii Remote™ controller to help them balance the scales of justice. Six other games join this week’s lineup, including some temporal adventures and a puzzle game based on shadows, not to mention new twists on solitaire, billiards and word searches. A classic Genesis mahjong video game rounds out the list.

Individual formats

2 1 WII FIT PLUS WII NINTENDO NINTENDO
3 2 JUST DANCE WII UBISOFT UBISOFT
1 3 WII SPORTS RESORT WII NINTENDO NINTENDO
4 4 NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. WII WII NINTENDO NINTENDO

5 5 CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE 2 XB360 ACTIVISION ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
– 6 BAYONETTA XB360 SEGA SEGA
10 7 CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE 2 PS3 ACTIVISION ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
7 8 MARIO KART WII WII NINTENDO NINTENDO
9 9 FORZA MOTORSPORT 3 XB360 MICROSOFT MICROSOFT
– 10 DARKSIDERS XB360 THQ THQ

All formats

1 1 CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE 2 INFINITY WARD ACTIVISION ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
5 2 WII FIT PLUS NINTENDO NINTENDO NINTENDO
7 3 JUST DANCE UBISOFT (FRANCE) UBISOFT UBISOFT
4 4 WII SPORTS RESORT NINTENDO NINTENDO NINTENDO

– 5 BAYONETTA PLATINUMGAMES SEGA SEGA
6 6 FIFA 10 EA CANADA EA SPORTS ELECTRONIC ARTS
2 7 ASSASSIN’S CREED II UBISOFT (MONTREAL) UBISOFT UBISOFT
– 8 DARKSIDERS VIGIL GAMES THQ THQ
8 9 NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. WII NINTENDO NINTENDO NINTENDO
10 10 JAMES CAMERON’S AVATAR: THE GAME UBISOFT (MONTREAL) UBISOFT UBISOFT

A gift from Jason

Posted 10 years ago by in Site updates | 0 comments

Our partner site Wiivolution Now has turned one! To commemorate the occasion Jason decided to offer his own readers – as well as ours – a free Wii game-related gift! Free, you say? “Free” sounds good to me, especially in this economy!

You can follow this link here and obtain your free gift. For helpful directions on how to use the gift, please click here. Basically, Jason has created a handful of Super Smash Bros. Brawl levels for your enjoyment, called called Battle Grounds Volume 1. You’ll be able to use the free gift as long as you have a copy of the game, an SD card, and a way to read the SD card.

We want to thank Wiivolution Now for their partnership with us, their generous gift, and we wish them many more anniversaries to come!

In light of the recent news surrounding Zelda Wii’s release window, GameStop has now made the game available for preorder. Earlier this week, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata told the Asahi Shimbun that the next Zelda title will be released this year. Iwata didn’t say, however, if this meant that the game would ship globally before 2011 or if the news applies to a specific territory. Anyway, you can preorder the game online right here.

Thanks to Chad for the news tip!

VC:
Parodius (MSX, 800pts, Konami)
Salamander (MSX, 800pts, Konami)

DSiWare:
at Chess: Challenge Spirits (200pts, Tasuke)
GG series: D-Tank (200pts, Genterprise)
Artist ni Narou! Minna no Nurie Joukyuu Hen (500pts, Ertain)
Pinball Attack (500pts, ArtePiazza)
Genius Panel English->Japanese Rakubiki Jiten (800pts, Nintendo)
Genius Panel Japanese->English Rakubiki Jiten (800pts, Nintendo)

Source

“In terms of pre-order bonuses, do you know about the Lunar Collectors Edition? Or how about the exclusive Ragnarok Online accessories for your online avatar by pre-ordering Ragnarok DS at participating retailers? We are also currently looking into a pre-order bonus for Fragile Dreams as well.

And yes, we have some titles beyond Q1 which we haven’t announced yet. We will probably make an official announcement within a month’s time or so about our upcoming lineup.” – XSEED rep

I’m really interested to see what XSEED has in store this year. You never know what title they’ll localize for the American market. Even though XSEED lost Muramasa and Arc Rise Fantasia, they’re still a very competent publisher.

Source

“LKS on DS, huh? That sounds like fun. So yes, I’d like to think it’s possible. But in that sense I’d like to consider the possibility on all the platforms. To tell you the truth, until recently I thought it would be difficult to do on a handheld device. However, I came up with an idea that might work well as a handheld RTS action game…” – Yoshiro Kimura of Marvelous Entertainment

Little King’s Story is such an appreciated title. Sadly, the game hasn’t sold too well up to this point. I wonder if a portable version would be able to perform better on the DS.

Source

Below are three responses composed by Nintendo customer service representatives. Unfortunately, Nintendo is no longer shipping additional copies of Metroid Prime Trilogy. However, one representative noted that New Play Control! titles are still being shipped to stores.

Unfortunately, Metroid Prime Trilogy is no longer being shipped.  Having said that, you may be able to find what you seek through the secondhand video game market.

Thanks for your e-mail.  The earlier response regarding Metroid Prime Trilogy was correct:  it is no longer being shipped.  When first introduced, it was announced that there would be limited availability.  However, a reason for this was not announced.  That being said, you may still be able to locate a copy via stores that specialize in previously played or used games.

As to your second question, additional New Play Control! titles have not been announced.  However, the original titles are still being shipped.

Thanks to Scott for the news tip!

Source